Welcome to the Crime Victims Helpline

Freephone 116 006

Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Holidays 2:00 – 4:00 pm 

 

Crime Victims Helpline offers support to all victims of crime in Ireland. We support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those impacted by crime.

We are here to listen. We can provide you with information about the criminal justice system. We can tell you about other victim support organisations and resources in your community.

Crime Victims Helpline can be contacted at:

Freephone 116 006

info@crimevictimshelpline.ie

Text: 085 133 7711

Our hours are:

Monday through Friday- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday and Holidays- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday- Closed

Outside of these hours you can leave a message and your call will be returned during the next Helpline open hours.

 

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The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal runs the general compensation scheme in Ireland. You can apply for payment for expenses you incur as a direct result of violent crime, or in trying to prevent a crime or save someone’s life. Victims can get compensation for crimes committed against them in another EU Member State, and the CICT can guide you through the application process. For more information about the CICT and other supports available to victims of crime in Ireland visit www.victimscharter.ie/.

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In Ireland the coroner is required by law to inquire into the cause of unexpected, unexplained, violent or unnatural deaths. For many people, the coroner’s inquest can be an emotional experience and extra support may be necessary. For more information about coroners and other support services available to victims of crime in Ireland visit www.victimscharter.ie/.

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The Legal Aid Board gives legal aid and advice about the law to people who cannot afford to pay a solicitor themselves. In certain circumstances they also sometimes provide an advice service for victims of rape and sexual assault whose cases are going to court. It is important to note that victims of crime and witnesses do not need their own solicitor. For more information on the Legal Aid Board and other support services available to victims of crime in Ireland visit www.victimscharter.ie/.

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The Probation Service is part of the Department of Justice and Equality. The Probation Service takes account of victim concerns when preparing reports on offenders for the courts. Restorative Justice and Victim Services Unit serves as a point of contact for any requests and queries that a victim may have. For more information on the Probation Service and other support services available to victims of crime in Ireland visit www.victimscharter.ie/ and www.probation.ie/.

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